Monday, 03 October 2011
The Apostle Paul wrote about this in 1st Corinthians 14. 13-15. “…let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. 14For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. 15What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and (then) I will also pray with the understanding.”
The one must follow the other.
The gifts of unknown tongues and interpretations are ours to be used. When I pray in spiritual language -- mere ecstatic utterances which are meaningless to the mind -- my carnal mind is blocked from trying to figure things out mentally, but my spirit is opened to receive understanding from His Spirit. Then when I open my mouth and begin to pray in my own, known language of English, the words which flow out of my mouth inform my own mind of the understanding which the Holy Spirit has just shared with my spirit.
I learned this late in my life and have used it often since.
Have you ever spoken in tongues? Have you ever interpreted tongues?